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Raymond Lutgert leaves a legacy in Naples

The new Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business, is nearing completion.  Michel Fortier/Staff

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The new Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business, is nearing completion. Michel Fortier/Staff

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  • Raymond Lutgert, left, is presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Florida Gulf Coast University President William C. Merwin during Saturday's commencement ceremony. Lutgert was honored for his outstanding contributions to the public good and his support of educational and other philanthropic causes.Photo by Jessica Waters
  • An aerial view of Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business. Behind it is Holmes Hall, home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Raymond Lutgert celebrates after winning the bid of $2 million for a Rolls Royce next to his wife Beverly, left, and his son Scott Lutgert, right, during the 2007 Naples Wine Festival Auction at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007. Jimmie Presley/Staff
  • The new Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business, is nearing completion.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • They were submitted by the Lutgert Companies. 
 
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An aerial view of The Village on Venetian Bay, which will undergo a $4 million renovation beginning in June 2008 and ending in the fall. The shopping center's Mediterranean style will remain, but it will get new floors, paint, awnings, railings, fountains and more. The center will remain open throughout the renovation.
  • Ray Lutgert, bottom with sunglasses, celebrates after winning the bid on a Rolls Royce for $2 million during the 2007 Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The auction raised more than $15 million for local charities. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Mercato. Lutgert Companies
  • Ray Lutgert, second from right, celebrates with his son Scott, right, after winning the bid on a Rolls Royce for $2 million during the 2007 Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The auction raised more than $15 million for local charities. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • The Fisrt Friday musical events at The Mercato have proved to be popular with the public. Lutgert Commercial Marketing
  • Mercato. Lutgert Companies
  • Mercato. Lutgert Companies
  • An aerial view of Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business. Behind it is Holmes Hall, home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • An aerial view of Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business. Behind it is Holmes Hall, home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • An aerial view of Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business. Behind it is Holmes Hall, home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • An aerial view of Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business. Behind it is Holmes Hall, home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • An aerial view of Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business. Behind it Holmes Hall, home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • The new Lutgert Hall, a 63,000 square foot building serving as the gateway to FGCU and which will house the Lutgert College of Business, is nearing completion.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • A statute entitled Prelude sculpted by philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • Among several distinctive buildings constructed by Raymond Lutgert is the Northern Trust Bulding on the corner of Park Shore Drive and US 41.  David Albers/Staff
  • Raymond Lutgert's statue Genesis adorns the corner of Park Shore Drive and US 41 in front of the Northern Trust Building.  David Albers/Staff
  • One of four replicas of Raymond Lutgert's statue entitled The Human Race sits on the corner of Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard North near The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • One of four replicas of Raymond Lutgert's statue entitled The Human Race sits on the corner of Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard North near The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • The Village at Venetian Bay is one of several distinctive landmarks in Naples left by business leader and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert.  David Albers/Staff
  • The Village at Venetian Bay is one of several distinctive landmarks in Naples left by business leader and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Transitions sculpted by philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • The Village at Venetian Bay is one of several distinctive landmarks in Naples left by business leader and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert.  David Albers/Staff
  • The Village at Venetian Bay is one of several distinctive landmarks in Naples left by business leader and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Transitions sculpted by philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A sculpture at Edison State College Collier campus built by the late Raymond Lutgert. Lutgert, a Naples business leader and philanthropist, died Friday morning. He was 90. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A sculpture at Edison State College Collier campus built by the late Raymond Lutgert. Lutgert, a Naples business leader and philanthropist, died Friday morning. He was 90. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Prelude sculpted by philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A statute entitled Water Nymph by business leaders and philanthropist Raymond Lutgert sits among the shops at The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • A sculpture at Edison State College Collier campus built by the late Raymond Lutgert. Lutgert, a Naples business leader and philanthropist, died Friday morning. He was 90. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Among several distinctive buildings constructed by Raymond Lutgert is the Northern Trust Bulding on the corner of Park Shore Drive and US 41.  David Albers/Staff
  • Raymond Lutgert's statue Genesis adorns the corner of Park Shore Drive and US 41 in front of the Northern Trust Building.  David Albers/Staff
  • One of four replicas of Raymond Lutgert's statue entitled The Human Race sits on the corner of Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard North near The Village on Venetian Bay.  David Albers/Staff
  • Lutgert Hall at FGCU, named after Raymond Lutgert who donated money for this 63,000 square foot building to be put into  production, features one of Lutgert's statues on its front steps named Human Race. Photo by Kera Holzinger
  • Lutgert Hall at FGCU, named after Raymond Lutgert who donated money for this 63,000 square foot building to be put into  production, features one of Lutgert's statues on its front steps named Human Race. Photo by Kera Holzinger
  • Lutgert Hall at FGCU, named after Raymond Lutgert who donated money for this 63,000 square foot building to be put into  production, features one of Lutgert's statues on its front steps named Human Race. Photo by Kera Holzinger
  • Lutgert Hall at FGCU, named after Raymond Lutgert who donated money for this 63,000 square foot building to be put into  production, features one of Lutgert's statues on its front steps named Human Race. Photo by Kera Holzinger

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